Tuesday, 3 July 2018

June Wrap-up



I'm a little late with this as I forgot that June was coming to an end. It sounds impossible, but I was working Saturday and it just completely slipped my mind. I could have posted it on the 1st, but I had Genre Splash to wrap-up (thank you to the bloggers who joined me for that, by the way) so it had to wait. Still. Better late than never.

Let's take a look at what I've read this month.

News from the Reading Front

The Testament of Loki by Joanne Harris - 3 stars

I also read four graphic novels and two comics. 
  
Reading Challenge Check-in

2018 Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge: 1/5

  • Carrie by Stephen King (Her mother refers to her as a witch so IT COUNTS.)
Science Fiction VS Fantasy Bingo 2018: 3/25
  • Fantastic Beasts - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
  • Alternate Reality - The Testament of Loki by Joanne Harris
  • It's the End of the World as We Know it - Carrie by Stephen King (Said almost word for word in the book.) 
The 2018 Swords and Stars Reading Challenge: 2/20
  • Read a Book with Magical Realism in it - All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
  • Read a fantasy book inspired by another story, fairytale, myth etc. - The Testament of Loki by Joanne Harris
Back to the Classics Challenge 2018: 3/12
  • A classic written by a woman author - Agnes Grey by Anne Bront
 
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge: 1/5
  • Carrie by Stephen King
Ivyclad Bingo (2018 Reading Challenge): 8/16
  • Superhero - Nightwing Volume One: Better than Batman by Tim Seeley
  • Contemporary - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Over 500 Pages - Pamela by Samuel Richardson
  • Norse Mythology - The Testament of Loki by Joanne Harris
  • Historical - A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (Yes, even at the time it was published.)
  • Black Cover - Middlemarch by George Eliot 
  • Witches - Carrie by Stephen King
  • Magic - Zatanna Volume Two: Shades of the Past 
(I see reading Carrie was a good life decision.)

I also joined a new reading challenge this month.

Beat the Backlist 2018: (25/30)

Note: For the purposes of this challenge, anything released before the 1st of January 2018 qualifies as a backlist book.
  • Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti (First Published: 1862)
  • All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (First Published: 2017)
  • Ouran High School Host Club Volume Nine by Bisco Hatori (First Published: 2006)
  • Agnes Grey by Anne Bront
  • Nightwing Volume One: Better than Batman by Tim Seeley (First Published: 2017)


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2 comments:

  1. Pretty good actually! I read 10 books, which 9 were in English. I am planning to post my wrap up soon (excited to post it in time and not after a looot of time ��).

    You participate in a lot of challenges! I have tried, but I can't seem to follow them. I am a mood reader, even though they are so useful to motivate ��

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    1. * Raises hand * Also a mood reader. I work on the basis that I must hit a lot of them anyway. At this point, I've pretty much failed some of the more specific challenges on here. :')

      Ten books is amazing! I hope you're having a good reading year!

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